June 2nd, 2016 at 2:00am

One of the first memories in life that I can recall is me being about four or five, arguing with my mother about what I wanted to wear out. From this point on I would call myself a Fashionista/strong willed-woman. My mom would eventually give up this argument and basically let me wear anything my little heart desired, which wasn’t always the best, let me tell you. Little did she know that would result in me being 18 and pursing a degree in fashion design. Life is crazy.

Anyways, hey, I’m Madi! I live in a little town called Bay Village that is five miles long and half a mile wide; it’s about 10 minutes from Cleveland. Cleveland is a wonderful place for a young, trendy girl like me. There is so much culture and eccentric people to take in, it has really rubbed off on my style as a semi-city, semi-small-town-girl. Growing up in a tiny town where everyone knows everyone kind of makes defying norms a little more difficult. I have definitely overcome some hate on my outfit choices throughout my life, but it made me way more a way more confident woman in the end! I like to keep my head high, and my platforms higher.

My style on a daily basis could go from completely goth, to ’90s mom, to grunge, to alien space princess, to your grandmother (minus the wrinkles) or totally girly. It depends on my mood, okay? I realize this may sound like an odd mixture, but hey, I like to switch it up! It keeps everyone else in my life on their toes. I recently cut off 12 inches of my prized long blonde hair and died it pink…ADULTING IS WEIRD.

In my spare time I love to sew, I even do alterations or special requests (ahem, shameless self-promo). I also love crafts and art history. My favorite painting of all time is Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. I even have a pair of Dr. Martens with this painting on them! Growing up with The Cleveland Museum of Art and attending Kent State have definitely caused and furthered this strong love for art history. I feel blessed.

In all, I am so lucky and excited to be writing for CollegeFashionista this summer and I hope to take all of the opportunities I can with my career in the fashion industry. I love to keep things light and silly online and intend to stick to my roots here. I hope my personality has shone through your computer screen bright enough!